If you’ve ever seen the mesmerizing performances of Cirque du Soliel, you may enjoy a few photos from behind the scenes of its production OVO, with performances remaining in Corpus Christi and El Paso.


Crates carrying the productions namesake – OVO, the big egg, as well as other assorted props.

Diabolo Juggling


Diabolos sidelined in between juggling rehearsals.

Aerial Dancers


Silhouette of aerial performers during afternoon training.

Busy Ants


Costume Corner


Seamstresses continually work to patch up/repair costumes for the 50 performers.

Eyebrows costume

Costumes include wings, shoes and even eyebrows, as demonstrated here.

wardrobe close

Perfomers’ costumes come in multiples, and the crew trucks also include several washers and dryers to help keep it all clean and tidy.


Preparedness is key. There are plenty of backups for any wardrobe malfunctions.

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Eeks! There’s a bug in the closet!

 A Cobbler’s Job


The foot-juggling ants put a lot of wear and tear on their shoes, as do the other cast members. That’s why Cirque employs its own traveling cobbler.


From the April 2017 issue
The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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